New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle engages 49ers fans on Twitter

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Feb 7, 2010; Miami, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon (85) runs past New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle (58) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle seems to be not only defense, but offense as well.  It was a certain comment by San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner that Shanle actually drew “offense” to and then proceeded to go, well, on the offensive.

Whitner will be remembered by Saints fans as the player who tackled running back Pierre Thomas early on in the  NFC Divisional Playoff Game this year and resulted in Thomas leaving the game.

It has been a sore subject with fans because of the effect it had on altering the Saints gameplan and also because the tackle seemed to almost involve Whitner launching at Thomas and providing what appeared to be a helmet to helmet hit.

Whitner’s comment picked a scab that the fanbase and Saints are still dealing with involving the bounty program alleged in an investigation by the NFL.  He told Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group:

“If you have the right type of guys in that (defensive) room, you don’t have to set bounties or pay money for guys to play physical and play hard.  It’s going to come naturally. That’s the type of guys we have on our defense”

It was apparently a shot at former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams now infamous, “Kill the head” pre-game speech and also a jab at the Saints defense saying they needed an incentive to perform.

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  • DARKTHRONE

    I will fight Whitner NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hate the damn 49ers almost more than I hate the Falcons. Or Panthers. Or Suckaneers.
    I’ve got Shanle’s back 100% on this one.
    And I’m serious.
    PA

  • louisianakid1954

    Most of you 49er’s fans were to young to remember when the 49er’s won a Super Bowl its been years. So you girls lay-off my team like he said catch up because you girls did all that running in 2011 and still let the New York Giants just run over you girls. You girls not half as good as we are, talking about you girls defend what happened when you girls face the Giants look like to me you girls were helpless. After last season what we seen in you girls against the Giants you girls not Super Bowl material so don’t fool yourselves get out of our way we has a job to do this is 2012 as soon as 2013 pop-up you girls will watch us in our own Super Dome bring home the Super Bowl Championship.

  • NorthBay415

    yall AINT fans need to stop acting like you won 5 five IN A ROW, your sorry ass AINT organization needs to keep up. because we’re shooting for 6-0, dont forget you aint fans are one known for having the most loses in a NFL season =(. OH and who shut your sorry ass bounty program up LOL WE HIT HARD FOR FREE BOY.

  • Rob

    Funny how easily you Saint losers forget that we beat that a$$ for free and we’ll do it again and again and again and… you get the picture LOL